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Reason - the legendary music production software studio. Easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be.

Reason is the music software made with one thing in mind: you. And whatever music is on your mind, Reason makes it easier to bring it out. Version 8 brings a faster and easier interface with a whole new look and an even smoother creative flow. Drag and drop everything and everywhere. Find inspiring sounds instantly in the new, always open browser. Explore new amp and speaker models from Softube. Go faster from good ideas to great music than ever before. This is your Reason. This is Reason 8.

Features include:
  • Find sounds and instruments for your music with the new and intuitive browser
  • Drag and drop everything, everywhere. Drag patches to instruments, instruments to the sequencer, audio to the track list.
  • Work faster and more streamlined than ever with Reason's new updated look and feel
  • Record your guitar and bass tracks with the new amplifier and speaker models from Softube.

Product details

What is Reason?

Reason is an integrated software music recording and production studio with audio recording, million-dollar mixing, and a massive collection of instruments, sounds and effects. Reasons legendary flow lets you stay focused on the music and explore your options as you go along. With a completely integrated environment like Reason, you will face fewer dialogue boxes, more inspiration and more music.

Instruments and effects

At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want. Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from Reasons browser and simply drag it to the rack. And because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can keep adding to your song until you're more than happy.

A single keystroke will turn Reason's rack around, and you'll find yourself in patch cord heaven. When a new device is created it's automatically connected for you, but If you want to go deep, you can re-patch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector.

Recording and editing

Reasons powerful yet easy to use sequencer comes with all the editing features you need. Capture MIDI performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in your notes with the mouse. Any mistakes can easily be corrected, adjusted or quickly spliced together from multiple takes. If your playing is too tight - use Reason's ReGroove Mixer to add more human feel.

With Reasons renowned time stretch you can record first and pick your tempo and key later. Change the tempo of your song on the fly, and the audio follows right along. Change the pitch, correct the timing of your audio recording, or use the automatic audio-slicing to turn your performance into something completely new. Re-sample your audio recording as REX files and continue working with your sounds and loops in the Reason rack.

Sound bank

Finding that right sound is an important part of the musical process. Reason's built-in sound bank is packed with gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, loops and effects. Reasons smart browser makes finding the right sound across a huge sample library a breeze.

The mixing console

Give your tracks that million dollar sound with Reason's studio grade mixing console, faithfully modelled after the legendary SSL 9000k console. With the famous master-bus compression, full dynamics, EQ and effects handling on every channel, the Reason mixer will be your weapon of choice to tap into the clarity, punch, and analogue characteristics of your favourite records. The spectrum analyser window with visual EQ control makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks.

Rack Extensions

When you're looking for even more creative options, Rack Extensions come to the rescue. Rack Extensions are instrument and effect plug-ins that blend seamlessly in your Reason rack. You can browse and purchase all Rack Extensions in the Propellerhead Shop, and even download fully functional trial versions to load into your rack.

Detailed Features

Included instruments
  • Kong Drum Designer
  • Thor polysonic synthesizer
  • NN19 sampler
  • NN-XT advanced sampler
  • Malstrom graintable synthesizer
  • Dr. Octo Rex loop player
  • Redrum pattern-based drum machine
  • Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
  • ID-8 songwriter's toolbox
  • Combinator, for building chains of instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers
Included effects
  • Softube Guitar amplifier with amp and cabinet modelling
  • Softube Bass amplifier with amp and cabinet modelling
  • Alligator triple channel pattern based gate
  • Pulveriser distortion, compressor and envelope follower module
  • The Echo high quality stereo echo
  • Neptune pitch corrector and voice synthesizer
  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer
  • Line 6 virtual guitar amplifier
  • Line 6 virtual bass amplifier
  • RV-7 digital reverb
  • DDL-1 digital delay line
  • D-11 foldback distortion
  • ECF-42 envelope-controlled filter
  • DF-101 chorus/flanger
  • PH-90 phaser
  • COMP-01 compressor
  • PEQ2 2-band EQ
  • RV7000 advanced reverb
  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • BV512 vocoder with 4 to 512 bands and equalization
  • UN16 unison
  • 4-band mastering EQ
  • Dual band stereo imager
  • Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode and CV out
  • Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip
Modeled mixing console with complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
  • Gain
  • 4-band EQ
  • 8 Send effects slots
  • Insert effect slot
  • Dynamics section with compressor and gate
  • Lo-pass and hi-passfilter
  • Spectrum analyser
  • Master compressor with sidechain input
  • Group channels
  • Parallel channels
Other features
  • Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
  • Rack Extension technology lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects with the devices you want
  • Comes with a huge factory sound bank, with patches for all Reason's devices, samples, and loops
  • Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools
  • High quality realtime time stretch & audio transpose
  • Audio slicing and audio quantize-correct the timing of your audio recordings
  • Convert recorded or imported audio in the sequencer into REX loops for further sound manipulation
  • MIDI instrument output-control synths, samplers and keyboards from Reason's sequencer
  • MIDI clock output-sync hardware to Reason
  • Advanced exporting-export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track
  • Live sampling on all Sampler devices
  • RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
  • ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
  • Matrix pattern-based sequencer
  • 14:2 mixer w/ EQ and effects send/return
  • 6:2 channel stereo line mixer
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
  • Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
  • ReWire support
  • Supports all major file formats - from wave and aiff to mp3 and more
  • Realtime sample rate and bit depth conversion allows for importing any audio into Reason without issues
  • Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason fast and powerful on any computer

System Requirements

Mac OS X
  • Fast internet connection for installation and registration required!
  • Intel Mac with dual core processor
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • 3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
Windows
  • Fast internet connection for installation and registration required!
  • Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • 3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
  • Audio Interface with ASIO driver
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
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